Adjust the Truss

Adjust the Truss

It’s the 100th episode of Ace on the House! Adam and Ray discuss amazing engineering feats, Ray’s brother’s taste in women, and which cities eat dogs.

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Show Summary

At the top of the show, Adam and Ray discuss the time Ray took a dump in Adam’s beanie. They also discuss Ray’s brother, and how their tastes in women differ. Next up, the guys go straight to the phones, and chat with a caller about moving roof trusses to make his attic a livable space. Adam and Ray then recall some of their more impressive engineering feats, and talk to a caller about the importance of radiant barrier when trying to control room temperature. Later they speak with a caller about race relations in the Philippines, and the last three calls are about flaking concrete, removing sediments from water, and how to install a ceiling fan where there wasn’t one before.

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Producers: Matt Fondiler & Gary Smith
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11 Responses to “Adjust the Truss”

  1. Trevor Corey
    2013/01/05 at 4:41 am #

    Definitely not listening to Alison’s show after that ad. What a douche! Ray uber alles!!!

  2. Bobby
    2013/01/05 at 7:05 am #

    Great show guys. I’ve said it before, but what makes this pod so good is the Adam & Ray chemistry seasoned by decades of shared history & friendship. I’d love to hear a segment of the show devoted to “Adam & Ray’s Adventures”. Begin with the year you met and progress chronologically through the school years and beyond. With a little effort I bet that between the two of you a couple of hundred stories could be squeezed out of memory that most people have not heard yet.

  3. stnuntrnd
    2013/01/05 at 10:59 am #

    Did Ray’s cardigan shrink, or are the spaces between the buttons supposed to look like that?

  4. Andy
    2013/01/05 at 12:09 pm #

    Ask This Old House recently (Original Air Date: December 20, 2012
    Season 11: Episode. 12) showed how to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling.
    thisoldhousecom/toh/tv/ask-toh/video/0,,20658259,00html

  5. Guy de Maupassant Rabinowitz
    2013/01/05 at 2:02 pm #

    At the end of the “Adam Carolla Project”, you did a bit of a jerry-rig on a glulam beam after one of your guys mistakenly cut the end off of it. Always wondered if it actually sold that way and if there were any consequences when the show aired. Might make for another tale of Carolla frustration for the air.

    Thanks for all the shows over the years.

  6. honkey lips
    2013/01/05 at 3:09 pm #

    love ray & ace together, good stories & chemistry. reminds me of my old school buds.

  7. Chris from Lakeland, FL
    2013/01/05 at 5:00 pm #

    George with the sand in your water:
    Wells are holes drilled into the ground, the pipes are joined/slid into the hole. The BOTTOM pipe is “slotted”, and supposed to have COARSE sand packed around it.

    http://www.opwglobal.com/Product.aspx?pid=78

    I suspect your driller didn’t have coarse sand on the truck, because some asshole bought bags of fine sand. So they poured that down the hole, around the slotted PVC.

    Tell your landlord to call the original driller and tell him that he’s going to have a competitor come out with a Direct Push rig and get a sample of the san pack at the bottom of that well, then sue him for the cost of the Direct Push contractor, plus the installation of a new well. I would bet the original driller installs a new well, for free. He’ll know the original sand pack is crap and be scared off by the knowledge that the landlord is aware of Direct Push technology.

    If that doesn’t work, the guy is both stupid and broke, so just have a new well augered in (NOT Direct Push) and a proper coarse sand pack installed at the bottom. Sue the original guy anyway, but there may not be any money to be had, there. If the original driller is reputable and solvent, he will know that something is wrong with the original (coarse) sand pack and take care of this at no cost to you or your landlord. This shit can happen when an employee buys materials to get through the needs of a day, instead of using stuff from the office. Sometimes employees run to a store and completely fuck-up a job, not understanding that sand comes in different grades.

    The property owner probably owns the appliances being destroyed by this screw-up and it won’t go away. Get him on your side. This is standard technology and somebody either broke the pipe, or poured FINE sand down into the bottom of the hole. Or they didn’t even bother with the sand pack at the bottom, in which case, they should be shot.

  8. shannon murphy
    2013/01/06 at 12:25 pm #

    Adam is looking more and more like the Zig Zag Paper guy…

  9. Paul
    2013/01/07 at 1:51 pm #

    Adam & and Ray are becomming more & more bizarre looking… WTF?!?

  10. Jenn
    2013/01/08 at 9:11 pm #

    Why does Ray look like a 60 year old woman in this pic?

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    2013/10/12 at 10:19 pm #

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